Ethiopian parliament strips Tigray regional leader, others of prosecution immunity

Debretsion Gebremichael, Tigray Regional President, attends the funeral ceremony of Ethiopia’s Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s parliament has stripped 39 members, including the Tigray regional president Debretsion Gebremichael, of immunity from prosecution, the state news agency reported on Thursday.

Getachew Reda, a senior official of Debretion’s Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which is fighting federal forces, also lost immunity, the agency added.

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